CAIRO: A surgical team at the Faculty of Medicine in Menoufia University removed a 14-kg (30 lb) tumor from the abdomen of a 45-year old patient, Youm7 reported Wednesday.
The extracted tumor, more than 30 cm long, was located behind the abdominal peritoneum. The surgery included the excising of the right kidney and the right ureter.
Head of the surgical team, Dr. Ahmed el-Qassed said that the operation was successful and that the patient is in good condition and is now recovering at the university hospital.
In October 2015, doctors at Faculty of Medicine at Al-Azhar University’s hospital successfully extracted a 10-kilogram (22 lb) tumor from a patient’s abdomen.
Similar tumor removal surgeries have been successfully conducted; most of the reported cases were ovarian cancers.
Studies in Egypt in 2010 have found that ovarian cancer rates to be higher in urban compared to rural areas, according to a U.S. research paper titled “Ovarian Cancer Incidence: Current and Comprehensive Statistics.”
Additional reporting by Mohamed Fathy.